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Edward Everett Horton
- 2004-03-18 07:15:05
- Closed captioning
- Hugh Faulcon
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Subject: INNOCENT COMEDY ROMANCE - ;)
Subject: Another forgotten star
Subject: Put it in context, and enjoy
Subject: sort of a warm up for E E Horton's later roles
Subject: Ask Dad
The acting style of the son was considered high comedy by the audiences of the era, though seen as stilted and awkward by today's standards. Close listening reveals a syncopated delivery of the lines which might have been the ancestor of the modern comedic pause. (And, um,....yeah.) Similar comedic character portrayals can be found in the early Fred Astaire films.
Subject: 4 star comedy
4 or 5 . this one is a 4 on my list
Subject: The Best Comedy short I've Ever Seen
Subject: Ask Dad is funny
Subject: Ask Dad
Subject: Funny for its time
Subject: Talkie talkies ...
If you want to see a FUNNY film (but not quite as old) check this one out:
Subject: engaging comedy
The contrivances of the plot are fairly predictable, but this isn't really about the plot for me, but the generally sharp dialogue. It isn't a constant stream of comedy, but there is rather a lot of comedy squeezed into the film.
Overall, well worth a watch.
Subject: Dialogue-based comedy
For some reason it reminded me of "The Importance of being Ernest".
Having said all of that -- I laughed very hard at this movie.
Subject: Where were you the year the Market crashed?
Subject: But He'll Probably Say No
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Very stagey
Subject: enjoyed mr horton but NOT the script
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